Haryana Steelers edges out Bengal Warriors 35-33

Monu Goyat produced a superb performance to help Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors 35-33 in a nail-biting match of the Pro Kabaddi Season.

Haryana Steelers Monu Goyat during a raid in the match against Bengal Warriors.   -  www.prokabaddi.com

Monu Goyat produced a superb performance to help Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors 35-33 in a nail-biting match of the Pro Kabaddi Season 6 here on Wednesday.

Goyat scored 12 points and got a super raid in the last minute to win the match for Haryana. Vikas Kandola chipped in with 5 raid points for Haryana Steelers.

Bengal Warriors was better in the second half but lost its composure in the last five minutes. Maninder Singh scored 11 raid points for Bengal Warriors.

Maninder Singh got Bengal Warriors off the mark with a two-point raid in the first minute. Haryana Steelers took a couple of minutes to come into its own as it picked up a few tackle points to trail 3-6 after four minutes.

Monu Goyat picked up a raid point in the seventh minute to level 7-7 for Haryana Steelers.

Both the teams traded a couple of tackle and raid points each and were tied at 11-11 after 14 minutes of play.

Haryana Steelers inflicted an all-out in the 15th minute to lead 15-11 after Monu Goyat’s successful raid. At the end of the first half, Haryana Steelers led 19-12 as Bengal Warriors squandered a strong start.

Bengal Warriors was the better team in the second half as it picked up six points compared to Haryana’s two in the first six minutes. Just when Bengal Warriors was looking to cut down the deficit, Monu Goyat picked up a vital raid point to give Haryana 22-18 lead after 27 minutes.

Maninder Singh’s successful raid in the 28th minute helped Bengal inflict an all out as it levelled the score at 22-22.

The pendulum swung both ways in the last 10 minutes as they kept exchanging raid and tackle points.

Haryana Steelers forced a super tackle in the 36th minute to level the score at 29-29. Monu Goyat’s successful raid gave Haryana 32-30 lead with less than two minutes to go.

Ravindra Kumawat picked up a raid point in the 40th minute as Bengal Warriors trailed 31-32. Monu Goyat then made a brilliant super raid in the dying seconds of the match to clinch a win for Haryana Steelers.

Delhi marches on at home

A late comeback from Bengaluru Bulls fell just short as Dabang Delhi K.C. held on to win by a scoreline of 32-31 at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Wednesday and tighten its grip over the third and final playoff spot in Zone A.

Dabang Delhi won its fourth home match of the season. - www.prokabaddi.com

 

Chandran Ranjit and Meraj Sheykh combined to score 14 raid points while allowing only two tackle points to Bengaluru Bulls’ defence in what was a solid outing for Dabang Delhi K.C.’s raiding department.